Community Calendar: Aug. 26 – Sept. 6

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Greater Portland


Thursday 8/27

Yarmouth Food Pantry Drive, hosted by The The Cumberland Farmers Market Association, bring donations from 2:30-6 p.m., parking lot of Sacred Heart Church, Main St., Yarmouth.

Saturday 8/29

Benefit Concert, with Huak, Marie Stella, The Rattlesnakes, Batshelter and Haru Bangs, fundraiser for the Picnic Music and Arts Festival, 9 p.m., $5, 18+, Space, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music locations,

HenryFest, community music festival to benefit 317 Main Street Community Music Center, noon-midnight music with Maeve Gilchrist, Jerks of Grass and more; 1-4 p.m. carriage rides; 1-3:30 p.m. Cumberland Farmer’s Market; tickets, $40 family / $20 adult / $10 student, available at 317 Main St. and Ames Farm Center, Skyline Farms, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth,, 846-9559.

Yard Sale, to benefit the Pine Tree State Scholarship Association, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 49 Verrill Road, Pownal, Audrey Findlen,, 688-4426.

Sunday 8/30

14th Annual “Derek’s Days Make-A-Wish Benefit Art Show,” all proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine, with signed, original prints of “fine-art and dine-art,” by watercolorist “Diner Don” Sawyer, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Becky’s Diner, Commercial St., Portland,

“Paint for Preservation,” wet paint auction and reception to benefit The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative, 5-7:30 p.m., $50, Old Ocean House Farms, 114 Old Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, tickets, CELT office, 330 Ocean House Road,, 767-6054. 

Wednesday 9/2

Blue Spoon Benefit, proceeds from lunch and dinner to benefit Portland Trails, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and 5-9 p.m., Blue Spoon, 89 Congress St., Portland, 773-1116.

Bulletin Board

Thursday 8/27

Meet and Greet with Sea Hawk crew, from Discovery Channel show “Swords – Life on the Line,” 6-7 p.m., back deck at Harbour’s Edge, Custom House Wharf, Portland.

Saturday 8/29

Native American traditional craft sale and demonstration, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free admission, open to public, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597.

Saturday 9/5

Greater Portland Chapter-Maine Genealogical Society meeting, talk by former Senator Paula Benoit, social time, 12:30 p.m., meeting, 1 p.m., free and open to public, Church of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Linda Aaskov, 490-5709.


Bridges for Peace Vigil, Sundays 12-1 p.m., South Portland end of Casco Bay Bridge.

Calico Quilters, first and third Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Masonic Hall, Mill Street, Yarmouth, 846-0783.

The Food Share, held by First Baptist Church Food Ministry, perishable food items available every Sunday from 5-6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 346 Main St., Yarmouth, enter at side door on Center St., Meagan, 846-3087. 

The Kiwanis Club of Portland, second and fourth Tuesdays, 5:30-7:15 p.m., $10, The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, register, Peter Brown, 797-7383 or Michele Giroux, 854-6232.

Yarmouth Central Men’s Club, second Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m., dinner and speaker, 846-3376 or 846-1561.

Call for Volunteers

Allegiance Hospice is looking for volunteers to visit patients under hospice care in nursing homes in York and Cumberland Counties, volunteers receive formal training, Katharyn LeDoux, 877-255-4623 or

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on its executive committee;, 780-4205 or 1-800-287-1471 to request information packet.  

VolunteerMaine AmeriCorps VISTA Projects seeks members; benefits of living allowance, health care, education award; apply online; Meredith Eaton 941-2800 ext. 207,  

TogetherGreen Volunteers needed for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or 

Thursday 8/27

The Center for Grieving Children needs volunteers to facilitate peer support groups for children and families dealing with a serious illness or grieving the death of a family member or friend, comprehensive 30-hour volunteer training provided, groups meet once a week throughout the school year; volunteer orientation, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27, The Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland, call Valerie Jones, 775-5216,  

Ongoing needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check Web site or 831-4151.

Alzheimer’s Association has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer 3-4 hours per week, 170 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 772-0115.

American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments, 874-1192 ext. 105.

The Cedars welcomes volunteers to help with activities and special events, including young child/parent and pet visits, 630 Ocean Ave., Portland, 772-5456.

Compass Project needs volunteers with tools, carpentry or boat skills for the boat building festival and youth boat building classes, 774-0682 or

Cumberland County Extension Association seeks people to serve on its executive committee, meets third Wednesday every month from 7-9 p.m. at Barron Center, Portland, 800-287-1471 or

Deliver Meals on Wheels, mileage reimbursement, flexible days and weeks, one-two hours a day, 800-400-6325.

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for ongoing projects and special events, earn credits in exchange for classes, ages 16+, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720,

Freeport Community Services and Center needs people to help make a difference, 865-3985.

Friends of Feral Felines needs hardy volunteers to feed hungry cats on the Portland waterfront, 1-2 hours per month, training provided, 797-3014.

Freeport Historical Society needs Pettengill Farm stewards; volunteers for Greeter/Docent program, training, able to commit 3-4 hours at least every other week; and Jack or Jill of all trades to help with odd jobs and light maintenance, own tools and transportation necessary, Rita, 632-3011.

Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership needs adult mentors for school-age children, 888-387-8758.

Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center volunteers needed, to help people with disabilities experience riding, call Vickie 929-4700, or 807-7757.

Homeless Animal Rescue Team seeks direct care volunteers, facilities maintenance, fundraisers, cleaning supplies, canned cat food, 302 Range Road, Cumberland, 829-4116 or 846-3038.

Hospice Volunteers Needed for Allegiance Hospice, to visit patients in nursing homes in York and Cumberland counties, Nicole Garrity, 877-255-4623 or

The Jason Program needs ambassadors of hope for Maine families of seriously ill and dying children, 65 Washington Ave., Portland, 773-2947,

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland needs volunteers for student-centered tutoring, education for nonliterate adults and English as a Second Language instruction, 780-1352 for training information.

Melanoma Education Foundation seeking used car donations, call Cars Helping America, 1-866-949-3668,

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors’ appointments, 1-800-227-2345.

Coastal Studies for Girls, volunteers needed to help launch a residential science and leadership semester school for high school girls, based at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, many opportuntities for a detail-oriented, efficient volunteer with excellent computer and communication skills, call Margaret Martin, 865-9700 or  

Dining Out

Thursday 8/27

Wine Tasting Series Launch, southern Italian wines with Michael Burke, 6 p.m., 21+, una Winebar, Lounge, and Nightclub, 505 Fore St., Portland, 828-0300,

Saturday 8/29

Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $7 adult / $3 ages 5-12, West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, 797-4066.

Sunday 8/30

Pancake Breakfast, 8 – 11 a.m., $6 adult / $4 kids under 12, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330 or

Monday 8/31

Chocolate Lovers Sail Sunset Cruise, 6-8 p.m., call for pricing, Laura Zimmerman, Portland Schooner Co., 766-2500,

Gardens & Outdoors

Cumberland Farmers Market, Falmouth Farmers Market, Wednesdays
12-4 p.m., Walmart parking lot, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth; Freeport
Farmers Market, Fridays, Town Office lot, Main Street, Freeport 2-6
p.m., 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Cumberland Farmers Market, 290 Tuttle Road,
Cumberland; Leslie Fitzgerald,

Guided Nature Programs, 2 p.m. daily through Labor Day, free with park admission, $3 Maine resident / $4.50 nonresident, $1 child, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolfes Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465. 

Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, daily activities include self-guided and naturalist-guided canoe and kayak tours, nature walks, special programs for adults, children, and families, canoe and kayak daily rentals, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., daily through Labor Day, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-5100, daily listings at 

Wednesday 8/26

Portland Trails Volunteer Workday, 3-6 p.m., help improve Portland’s trail network, location TBA, or 775-2411.

Friday 8/28

Visit to Brickyard Point, led by Peter Kenlan, Maine Island Trail Association and Roger Berle, Portland Trails, 5:30 p.m., free Portland Trails members / $5 nonmembers, very limited space, pre-registration, 775-2411 or

Saturday 8/29

Fall Plant Sale, hosted by Southern Maine Daylily and Hosta Society, 8 a.m.-noon, horticultural building, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland.

Skillins Garden Class, “Dividing, Relocating, Transplanting,” 10 a.m., free and open to public, Cumberland Skillins, Gray Road, 829-5619, or Falmouth Skillins, Foreside Road, 781-3860.  


Early Morning Birding, 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, $3 member / $5 nonmember, volunteers free, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-5100.  

Guided Nature Programs, 2 p.m. daily through Labor Day, free with park admission, $3 Maine resident / $4.50 nonresident, $1 child, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolfes Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465. 

Hort Shorts & More education series, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, class listings and to register, 780-4205.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm, open daily for self-guided tours, visits to barn and pastures, community gardens, trail walks, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469.

True Tales Tours of Portland, historic downtown walking tour with Harlan Baker, 3:45 p.m. tours leave from Monument Square, Thursdays-Saturdays, rain or shine, 2 hours, $22; 712-0228 or  

Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, daily activities include self-guided and naturalist-guided canoe and kayak tours, nature walks, special programs for adults, children, and families, canoe and kayak daily rentals, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., daily through Labor Day, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-5100, daily listings at  

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 8/26

“Colonial Herbs: Old Fashioned Plants for Meate and Medicine,” 10 a.m., talk by Diane George-Chapin, Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177.

Wednesday 9/2

Boating Safety Course, by The Casco Bay Flotilla of the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary, 7-9 p.m., 13 week course starting 9/2, open to public, Everett Henry II at 934-2326 or, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, to register, 741-5800 or 741-5758.


Acculturation Training for Immigrants, by Living with Peace, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 92 Congress St., Munjoy Hill, Portland, 766-8719.

Business Workshops, Women’s Business Center and Maine Small Business Development Center hold small business workshops online; for information and registration, 882-7552 ext. 167 or e-mail

Downeast Dames, study and invest in the stock market in a social atmosphere, meets once a month, Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, 865-1220 or 729-7673.

“Judaism for the Curious,” every other Sunday 9:30-11 a.m., Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave., Portland, 774-2649.

French Conversation, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, The Language Exchange, Suite 24-26, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405 or

Preserving the Harvest, canning workshops hosted by University
of Maine Cooperative Extension, July through August, complete listings

SAGE at USM, Tuesday lectures, 9:30-1:30 a.m., $5, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus, register and list of lectures, 780-4406.

The Telling Room, drop-in tutoring Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m., various workshops available, 225 Commercial St., Suite 201, Portland, 321-2780 or

USM Southworth Planetarium, shows, classes and astronomical events, Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland campus, 780-4249 or

Health & Support

Friday 8/28

Summer Detox Tips, presentation by Dr. Sarah Kotzur, 6-7 p.m., free, bring questions, Primary Care Alternative Medicine, State Theater Bldg., sixth floor conference hall, 615 Congress St., Portland, 699-4199 or

Tuesday 9/1

“How Brain Chemistry Imbalances Affect Health,” with naturopath Dr. Beth Stockwell, 5:30 p.m., free, Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic, 300 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-9355.

Rape Aggression Defense Training class, offered by Portland Police Department, open to all women ages 13 and older in the Greater Portland area, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 1, 3, 8, 10; and 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 12, Portland Police Department, 109 Middle St., Portland, $25 donation suggested to support the Amy St. Laurent Fund, which sponsors the R.A.D. trainings, to register, or 874-8643.


Cancer Community Center, daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or

Drop-In Bereavement Support Group, facilitated by Carol Schoneberg of Hospice of Southern Maine, 5:30-7 p.m., free, first Wednesday of the month, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, Carol Schoneberg, 289-3651, or

Divorce Perspectives, a support group for people in all stages of divorce, meets Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, call 232-1667 or 

Divorce Support Group, Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m., $25, open to public, sponsored by Catholic Charities Maine Family Life Institute, St. Pius Church, Ocean Avenue, Portland, to register, 1-800-CARE-002 ext. 2670 or

Food Addicts In Recovery, daily meetings: Monday, Bath, Brunswick; Tuesday, Scarborough; Wednesday, Bath, Scarborough, Topsham; Thursday, Freeport; Saturday, Brunswick; for locations and times, 775-2132 or

Greater Portland Mothers of Multiples Club, support group for mothers and expectant mothers of multiples, meets first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Barron Center, Brighton Ave., Portland, 

Gynecological and Breast Cancer Group, 6-7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200, or

HOPE Groups, wellness support group with Elizabeth Holder, LADC Guide, Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m., Serenity House, 30 Mellen St., Portland, Liz, 899-2733, 

Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Street, Portland, 594-2801.

National Alliance on Mental Health, for friends and family of people with mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Monday, except holidays, Maine Medical Center, Classroom 3, Portland, 893-1516.

Overeaters Anonymous, Portland meetings: Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Route 1; Saturday, first time at OA, 9:30-10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.; Saturdays, 10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.,

Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30 – 8:30 second Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main Street, South Portland, 774-2200 or

“Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate!” 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

Women Ages 40-64, mammograms and pap tests available at no cost through Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, 874-8942 or 800-350-5180.

Widow-Widowers Support Group, second and fourth Wednesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.

Yoga for Parkinson’s, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, free, Family Ice Center, 20 Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, sponsored by American Parkinson Disease Association, RSVP, 653-3319.

Just for Seniors

Monday 8/31

Alzheimer’s Yarmouth Conversation Group, 7-8:30 p.m., free and open to public, film screening “Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter,” followed by discussion, St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, Darlene Field, 632-2605 or Lois Knight, 829-6164.


Bingo at Hillcrest, Friday 11:30 a.m., $2 unlimited, bring your own lunch, 108 Hillcrest Ave., Scarborough, 730-4150.

Cards & Coffee, every Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m., play bridge, cribbage or just socialize, open to the community, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600.

Enhance Fitness, group exercise program for 50 and older to improve strength, balance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness, MWF 9-10 a.m. or 10:15-11:15 a.m., Sullivan Complex, USM Portland campus, 780-4170.

Freeport Elders Association, walk at Freeport YMCA 12-2 p.m. Friday, crafts at the center 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, daily programs, call for newsletter, 865-6462.

PROP Senior Volunteer Program seeks men and women 60+ to join foster grandparent or senior companion program, 773-0202 or

Senior drop-in center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, Salvation Army Senior Center, 297 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 774-6304.

Yarmouth Seniors, second Wednesday, home-cooked meal and fellowship, 12 p.m. lunch, guest speaker follows, Community House, East Main Street, Yarmouth.

Kids and Family Stuff

Saturday 8/29

Children’s Workshop, make a tin punch candle holder, 9 a.m.-noon, $30 / per two, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, pre-registration required, 926-4597,

“Wimpy Kid Dog Days,” book reading and visit from ice cream truck, free ice cream and prizes while supplies last, open to public, 2-4 p.m., Portland Public Children’s Library, East End Community School, 195 North St., Portland. 


Bayside Neighborhood Programs, Monday girls group 3:30 – 5 p.m.; Wednesday art group with Cindy, 3:30 – 5 p.m.; Unity Village, 24 Stone St., Portland, snacks provided, 415-0769.

The Children’s Hour, family tour of the Longfellow House, 11 a.m. – noon, Mondays and Wednesdays July 6 – Aug. 26, for children ages 5-12 with adult, $8 adult / $3 child, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, 

Children’s Museum of Maine, ongoing cultural, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 or

Children’s Programs, “Baby Bounces” birth to 18 months Thursdays 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., “Preschool Story Time” ages 3 and up Tuesday 10:30 a.m., “Toddler Tales and Tunes” ages 18-36 months Thursday at 10:30 a.m., “Kindertales” ages 3-7 Saturday 10:30 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.

Family Nature Walk: Mummichogs and Marsh Muck, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wednesdays, $5 member / $7 nonmember, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-5100.  

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., seven days a week, children 3-12, $1; adults $2, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814.

Portland Girls Center, accepting enrollments for after-school program for girls ages 6-14, fees based on sliding scale, transportation from schools provided, open daily until 6 p.m., 347-8015.

Signing for Babies, Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m., Community Counseling Center, 43 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $3; 874-1030.

Story Time! for preschoolers 3-5, Tuesday 10:30 a.m.; for toddlers 1-2, Wednesday 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; for babies up to 18 months, Thursday 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; free for children and caregivers, South Portland Branch Library, 155 Wescott Road, South Portland, 775-1835.

Mid Coast


Wednesday 8/26

Woodside Community Fair Fundraiser for the Woodside Playground Project with annual Ice Cream Social, incoming students grades 1-5; 5-6 pm, $25/table, Woodside School, 42 Barrows Drive, Topsham, Ceci Gilson, 837-8849,

Thursday 8/27

Woodside Community Fair Fundraiser for the Woodside Playground Project with annual Ice Cream Social, incoming kindergarteners, 5-6 pm, $25/table, Woodside School, 42 Barrows Drive, Topsham, Ceci Gilson, 837-8849, 

Saturday 9/5

Bath Senior Center Yard Sale, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; tables/$20 each, call Phyllis, 443-3773; for pick-up of donated items, call 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 443-4937; Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath.


Bottle Drive, to benefit the BHS Class of ’79 Get Involved Scholarship Fund; bring returnables to Don’s Redemption Center, 51 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, call 798-9201.

Bulletin Board

Saturday 8/29

Electronics Recycling Drop-off, monitors, televisions, cell phones, etc., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., free/donations accepted for YMCA teen center, parking area of the Bath YMCA, 303 Centre St., Bath; businesses can contact eWaste Recycling Solutions, 207-449-1709 or

Tuesday 9/1

Transition Town Brunswick Meeting, with Fred Koerber, local historian, 7 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. 


Bridge Groups, 7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.

Kinship Families Support Group, raising a family member’s child with love, first and third Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, preregister 442-7963 ext. 213.

Kaleidoscope Quilters, second (7 p.m.) and fourth (6:30 p.m.) Thursday of the month, Elks Lodge, Park Row, Brunswick, 725-5242.

Knitting Circle, Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m., for experienced and learners, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.

Call for Volunteers


ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit

Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark seeks volunteers to help in the cafe, at concerts, supporting youth programs and fundraising efforts, experience with teenagers helpful, 443-8900 or visit 26 Summer St., Bath.

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home, contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or

Cell Phones for Soldiers, donate used cell phones at Southern New Hampshire University, 10 Tibbetts Drive, Cooks Corner, Brunswick or 1000 Burbank Ave., BNAS Building 20, Brunswick.

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding needs volunteers who love horses, caring for them and learning to ride, 729-0168, located on Route 201 in Topsham.

The Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands and telephone reassurance for elderly and disabled people who live in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick area, Martha Cushing, 837-8810; meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.

Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or

Home to Home needs volunteers to help eliminate domestic violence when parents exchange their children for visitations, evenings at Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 837-4894.

Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the café, gift shop or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.

Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3691.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.

Parkview Adventist Medical Center, gift shop needs volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m., will train, 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick.

Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606.

People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Spectrum Generations, formerly Senior Spectrum, needs volunteers for Meals on Wheels delivery and AARPs

Money Management Program, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.

Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181.

Dining Out

Saturday 8/29

Bean and Casserole Supper, three kinds of beans including vegetarian, casseroles, pies, more, 4-6 p.m., $6 adult / $3 child, Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Avenue, Bath. 

Lobster Stew Supper to benefit Willing Helpers, Inc. for church building/cemetery, eat in or take out, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $12 adult / $6 child, Bailey Island Union Church. 

Gardens & Outdoors


The L.O.C.A.L. Garden Open Gardening each Wednesday 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., community open house, tours 3-5 p.m. Monday-Friday weather permitting; The L.O.C.A.L. Garden, an RSU 1 program, corner of High and Lemont, Bath, 380-9979. 

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 9/2

Jewish Education Open House, learn about weekly Hebrew school with Cantor Daniel Leeman; 5 p.m., Beth Israel Congregation, 906 Washington St., Bath; for more information, or leave message, 443-4606; slide show,


ArtWorks, Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, $8; 443-8360.

Merrymeeting Regional Adult Education, various courses available, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, 729-7323.

Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room, focusing on communities in Sagadahoc County, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.

University College at Bath/Brunswick hosts career and academic program information sessions, free, Mid-Coast Center for Higher Education, 9 Park St., Bath, schedule at 442-7736.

Health & Support

Thursday 8/27

Guys, Grills and Good Health, food sampling, health program, 6 p.m., free/pre-register; Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, Topsham; Lisa Personett 373-2162. 

Wednesday, 9/2

Nurturing Parenting Workshop & Potluck, learn about being a nurturing parent, share ideas, child care provided, 5-7 p.m., MMCA Bath, to register, 442-7963 x 213. 

Thursday 9/3

Life’s Not a Spectator Sport Seminar for Women, with Dallas Hartwig, Physical Therapist, CrossFit Certified Level 1 trainer; hands-on learning and tips to prevent bone and joint disorders, light refreshments, 6-7 p.m., free, pre-register, 373-2162; CrossFit, 156 Pleasant St., Brunswick; for more information,

Monday 9/14

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, 12-week course for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness, free, pre-registration required, Brunswick classes start Monday 9/14, 6:30-9 p.m., location to be announced; for information or to register, Valerie, 319-7956, or NAMI-Maine, 1-800-464-5767.


Adoption Support Group
for adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and those whose lives are touched by adoption, monthly meetings, Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 443-9876.

Care Support Group, Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine and Mid Coast Hospital provide an education-based support group for survivors of sexual violence who are pregnant; participants may bring a support person, 373-6500 or 725-2181.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Monday 7 p.m., Beth Israel Congregation, 906 Washington St., Bath, 865-4076; Wednesday 7 a.m., UCC Church, 150 Congress St., Bath, 837-8164; Wednesday 7 p.m., Midcoast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, 729-3861; Saturday 9 a.m., Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick, 865-1916.

Group Sitting Meditation, 9 a.m.-noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.

Mid Coast Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first and third Monday, 6-7:30 p.m. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 725-7854.

Mid Coast Maine Center for Grief and Loss, hospice volunteers offer grief support programs for children, families and individuals, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 729-3602.

Overeaters Anonymous, Brunswick meetings: Monday 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St.; and Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St.; Sunday 9 a.m., MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive.

Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, support groups for survivors of sexual violence, includes sexual assault, sexual abuse as a child and sexual harassment, open to nonoffending parents and partners, 725-2181 to schedule a pre-group meeting.

Survivors of Suicide, support group, first Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Congregational Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 833-6386.

TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly) Thursday weigh-in 6:10-6:40 p.m., meeting follows, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Maine Street, Brunswick, 375-4749.

Weight Watchers, every Monday, noon, McLellan Building, Multipurpose Room, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3265.

Women’s Circle, for women who want support for a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.

Just for Seniors


Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors, offered by Spectrum Generations, Brunswick Resource Center, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.

Merrymeeting Senior Citizens Club, potluck lunch and program, not affiliated with the church, meets third Tuesday of the month, United Baptist Church, 1 Elm St., Topsham, 725-7389.

Money Management Program, monthly budgeting help for low-income seniors, offered by Spectrum Generations, Brunswick Resource Center, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521.

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or

Kids and Family Stuff


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick is accepting applications for “Littles,” girls ages 6-14 that live in single parent homes to participate in “The Big and Little” program, a mentoring program that matches a child with an adult community mentor (Big Sister) in a one-on-one friendship. There are Big Sisters currently waiting to be matched with Littles. Please Contact Aurora Joseph, Match Support Specialist, 729-7736 or to enroll your daughter. 

Morning Storytelling, songs, stories from around the world with Janice O’Rourke, for ages 6 and under, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222 or